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Psalm 17 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Prayer with Confidence in Final Salvation
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:1 - A Prayer of David.

Hear a just cause, O LORD,
Attend to my cry;
Give ear to my prayer which is not from deceitful lips.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:2 - Let my vindication come from Your presence;
Let Your eyes look on the things that are upright.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:3 - You have tested my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
You have tried me and have found nothing;
I have purposed that my mouth shall not transgress.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:4 - Concerning the works of men,
By the word of Your lips,
I have kept away from the paths of the destroyer.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:5 - Uphold my steps in Your paths,
That my footsteps may not slip.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:6 - I have called upon You, for You will hear me, O God;
Incline Your ear to me, and hear my speech.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:7 - Show Your marvelous lovingkindness by Your right hand,
O You who save those who trust in You
From those who rise up against them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:8 - Keep me as the apple of Your eye;
Hide me under the shadow of Your wings,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:9 - From the wicked who oppress me,
From my deadly enemies who surround me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:10 - They have closed up their fat hearts;
With their mouths they speak proudly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:11 - They have now surrounded us in our steps;
They have set their eyes, crouching down to the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:12 - As a lion is eager to tear his prey,
And like a young lion lurking in secret places.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:13 - Arise, O LORD,
Confront him, cast him down;
Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:14 - With Your hand from men, O LORD,
From men of the world who have their portion in this life,
And whose belly You fill with Your hidden treasure.
They are satisfied with children,
And leave the rest of their possession for their babes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 17:15 - As for me, I will see Your face in righteousness;
I shall be satisfied when I awake in Your likeness.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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